Global Civil Society & the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Goal 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

Good Health & Well-Being

Great strides have been made in improving people’s health in recent years. 146 out of 200 countries or areas have already met or are on track to meet the SDG target on under-5 mortality. Effective HIV treatment has cut global AIDS-related deaths by 52 per cent since 2010 and at least one neglected tropical disease has been eliminated in 47 countries.

However, inequalities in health care access still persist. The COVID-19 pandemic and other ongoing crises have impeded progress towards Goal 3. Childhood vaccinations have experienced the largest decline in three decades, and tuberculosis and malaria deaths have increased compared with pre-pandemic levels.

The Sustainable Development Goals make a bold commitment to end the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and other communicable diseases by 2030. The aim is to achieve universal health coverage, and provide access to safe and affordable medicines and vaccines for all.

To overcome these setbacks and address long-standing health care shortcomings, increased investment in health systems is needed to support countries in their recovery and build resilience against future health threats.

Name Acronym Founded City HQ Country/Territory HQ Type I Type II

African Network of Social Entrepreneurship Scholars

ANSES 2017 Hatfield South Africa J

African Network on HIV/AIDS - Europe

ANHA-Europe Montreuil France F

African Nutrition Society

ANS 2008 Accra Ghana E

African Office for Development and Cooperation

1976 Dakar Senegal G

African Organization for Research and Training in Cancer

AORTIC 1982 Rondebosch South Africa D

African Paediatric Nephrology Association

AFPNA 1999 D

African Palliative Care Association

APCA 2004 Kampala Uganda D

African Parks

AP 2000 Bryanston South Africa F

African Plant Nutrition Institute

APNI 2019 Ben Guerir Morocco D

African Population and Health Research Center

APHRC 1995 Nairobi Kenya E

African Promise Foundation

Maple Valley WA USA G f

African Refugees Foundation

AREF 1993 Lagos Nigeria F f

African Relief in Action

ARIA International 1995 Houston TX USA G

African Research on Ageing Network

AFRAN 2005 Oxford UK F

African Rights Initiative International

ARII 2007 Madina Ghana G

African Society for Laboratory Medicine

ASLM Addis Ababa Ethiopia D

African Society for Paediatric and Adolescent Endocrinology

ASPAE 2009 Nairobi Kenya D

African Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases

AfSPID 2012 D

African Society for Quality in Healthcare

ASQH Giza Egypt D

African Society for Sexual Medicine

ASSM Wormerveer Netherlands D

African Society for Traumatic Stress Studies

AFSTSS 2000 Johannesburg South Africa D v

African Society of Dermatology and Venerology

ASDV 2014 Lagos Nigeria D

African Society of Forensic Medicine

ASFM 2012 J

African Society of Mycotoxicology


African Society of Organization Gestosis

ASOG 1996 Cairo Egypt E

African Solutions to African Problems

ASAP 2003 Cape Town South Africa G

African Union Convention on Preventing and Combating Corruption

2003 T g

African Union of the Blind

AFUB 1987 Nairobi Kenya D

African Woman and Child Features Service

AWC Nairobi Kenya G

African Young Positives Network

AY+ 2011 J

African Youth Safe Abortion Alliance

AYOSA 2014 Mzuzu Malawi D

African Youths Initiative on Crime Prevention

AYICRIP Lagos Nigeria G

Africans Unite against Child Abuse

AFRUCA 2001 London UK G


1970 Washington DC USA F

AfricaWide Movement for Children

AMC 2008 Addis Ababa Ethiopia F

Afrihealth Optonet Association

1997 Abuja Nigeria G

Afrique Secours et Assistance

ASA 1998 Abidjan Côte d'Ivoire J

Afro Middle East Hernia Society

AMEHS 2009 Geneva Switzerland D v

Afro-European Medical and Research Network

AEMRN 2006 Bern Switzerland F


Brooklyn NY USA F

Aga Khan Foundation

AKF 1967 Geneva Switzerland F f

Aga Khan University

AKU 1983 Karachi Pakistan E

Age International

London UK G

AGE Platform Europe

2001 Brussels Belgium F y

Age UK

1961 London UK G

Ageing Asia Alliance

2012 Singapore Singapore G

Agency for Public Health Education Accreditation

APHEA Brussels Belgium E

Agreement between the Member States of the Council of Europe on the Issue to Military and Civilian War-disabled of an International Book of Vouchers for the Repair of Prosthetic and Orthopaedic Appliances

1962 Strasbourg France T g

Agreement Concerning a Common Scandinavian Labour Market for Nurses

1968 T g

Agreement Concerning a Common Scandinavian Labour Market for Physicians

1965 T g